As the inaugural St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research (2013-18), Dr. Jeffs is focusing on gaining insight into what are the most effective interventions to improve care transitions and health care system performance. Foundational to her research program is the use of an integrated knowledge translation approach that involves key decision makers and knowledge users, including patients, family members and caregivers. In addition, she is supervising undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and collaborating with other researchers, decision partners and knowledge users to complete additional research in this area. Through these collective partnerships, Dr. Jeffs is leading teams that provide evidence on how to improve care transitions and health care system performance that will be informative and helpful to patients and their caregivers, health care professionals and health care decision makers. She has published extensively, presented globally and has received several awards for leading research, education and administrative initiatives.
Senior Faculty Scholar